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Parts of Alabama’s controversial immigration law upheld in court

A federal judge blocked some measures in Alabama’s controversial immigration law today, but some say the law has already spurred “unintended consequences” for the state’s economy.

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Rick Perry’s immigration ‘Achilles heel’

The Texas governor’s moderate track record on immigration is being billed by opponents as a major weakness in his quest for the Republican nomination.

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Shift in U.S. deportation policy provides reprieve for immigrant youth, same-sex couples

The Obama administration’s new deportation policy will focus on criminals, providing reprieve for DREAM Act youth and same-sex couples facing the threat of deportation.

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‘Reverse brain drain’ in the U.S.

Foreign-born entrepreneurs educated in the U.S. are increasingly returning to their home countries to start businesses there. How is the U.S. handling this loss of innovation?

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Study finds Mexican immigration to the U.S. on the decline

A recent report finds that Mexican immigration to the U.S. is on the wane, while Mexican-American births boost the population numbers.

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Young activists take DREAMs into their own hands

Riding a wave of activism on college campuses, a growing number of undocumented students are going public about their own precarious immigration status.

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Half of California ‘Dream Act’ becomes law

California’s governor signed half of a two-part bill that would allow undocumented students access to college scholarships.

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Rice and baguettes: dispatches from a Tunisian refugee camp

Jesse Hardman ruminates on the meaning of home for transmigrated communities going about their daily lives in a Tunisian refugee camp.

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Feds push detention reforms amid record number of deportations

Feds push detention reforms amid record number of deportations, but the move from a punitive to civil detention system could take years.

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